“TweetEmail TweetEmailWhat’s your story? Finding and telling an organization’s most compelling stories is always my first step in the consulting process. And many view it as a time-waster. They want that next big grant that will put them on the path to solvency. Or what about getting donations on Facebook or Twitter? “Could we try …”
Via Karen Dietz
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity. (Sociological reasoning intended for romantic relationships, but I think extends to all interpersonal connections.
Empathy is a key skill for effective leadership. Learn how to apply empathy in the workplace here.
The purpose of practicing empathy is like going to a driving range. Practicing your golf swing helps you to drive more naturally when you are in the game.
Empathy is not an easy skill for many. Learning how to use it in a low threat environment like coaching can make all the difference.
When you walk in another’s shoes first, it may seem uncomfortable, like you are losing control. However, you will discover that taking the time to empathize without scripting what you will say next will lead you and the employee to new levels of understanding and growth.
Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. (Infographic) Entrepreneur Stop spouting cookie-cutter pitches, and start offering your target audience a steady stream of valuable, relevant content.
Leadership is about sharing, giving – making those around you better. Leadership is about uniting and inspiring teams to optimally perform. Leadership is caring about a societal cause that the business can influence. This is what most businesses refer to as corporate social responsibility. Leadership is indeed a social responsibility, yet many people are out of touch with how to be an effective leader. Many people believe that because they carry an important title or have tenure within the organization, others will automatically follow them. Today, leadership is much more than just authority – it’s about being ethical and staying true to your beliefs and values.
Via Gust MEES, Rik Stegehuis
We are all on the journey to self-awareness; some simply have a greater recognition of being on that road. There are different kinds of leaders and thus different forms of Leadership. The one constant is the need to begin by leading oneself.
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that's true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of of a self-help guru's empty promises, but they are the starting point that leads to every improvement.
Mobile Commerce Press QR codes are liked more than previously believed Mobile Commerce Press The latest study form Nielsen found that consumers who use their smartphones to make purchases in physical stores, prefer to make mobile payments that...
You may remember the infographic on visual content that I shared a couple of weeks ago. "The Visual Web: A Love Story" featured some insightful stats to prove that effective content marketing must include visuals. Here is another one on the same topic. Created by Column Five, it is a great example of what an infographic should look like: simple, well laid-out, and most importantly, appealing.
“ How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain Inc.com Controlling the way your brain responds to emotions isn't as complicated as it sounds. A psychologist explains the steps that will change your behavior.”
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Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel: I've been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window.... The change we are undergoing right now will dwarf what we’ve seen over the past five years. Every bit of data and information we share and consume is headed towards a single source or, as Joel calls it, a single pipe. We are moving beyond customer service and marketing messages to a era where businesses must be built to interface directly with the customer at every level. The customer and the direct relationship with the customer is an organization’s greatest asset and greatest risk. An organization’s ability to respond directly and in real time will determine success and failure. Proactively leveraging opportunities in real time is the new landscape. One of my favorite lines from the book sums this up – “Instead of asking people to like us Facebook – why not trying liking them first.”-...